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Putnam Hospital Center’s Rehabilitation Services in Katonah grows

Posted: 3/13/2017

Putnam Hospital Center’s Rehabilitation Services in the Katonah/Bedford Hills area has expanded its hours and added more physical therapists to its roster. The satellite office now has five therapists providing care to its growing list of patients. They include Hannah Clark Polhill, Drew Polhill and Jeanne Morgante, who all have doctorates of physical therapy; Laura Ann Librera, who holds a master’s degree in physical therapy and Tricia Jenkins, a certified hand therapist and occupational therapist. The...

Putnam Hospital Center brings back Kids’ Day

Posted: 2/22/2017

Putnam Hospital Center’s Dr. Bear has come out of hibernation to announce the return of Kids’ Day. After a two-year hiatus, the popular community celebration is back and will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, on the hospital campus at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue. This will be the 11th Kids’ Day hosted by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary. “We are so excited for the return of this beloved community event and look forward to bringing together organizations from all over Putnam County to cel...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 1/25/2017

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for February include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Health Quest announces new CEO

Posted: 1/13/2017

Health Quest Systems, Inc. President Robert Friedberg has been appointed CEO of the leading nonprofit healthcare system in the mid-Hudson Valley. Mr. Friedberg is the successor to Luke McGuinness, who retired at the end of 2016. Mr. Friedberg has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience. He joined Health Quest in January 2014, first serving as the President of Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Health Quest and then President of the health system. Before coming ...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for February

Posted: 1/12/2017

February classes are as follows: American Heart Association Friends & Family CPR AED Course Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel Cost: $35; call 845-475-9742 to register The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the life-saving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child automated external defibrillator use, infant CPR with breaths and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using t...

Thrift shop that benefits Putnam Hospital Center seeks volunteers

Posted: 1/10/2017

The Eagle Eye, a thrift shop that raises funds for Putnam Hospital Center, is in need of new volunteers and donations. The shop, among the oldest in Brewster, has been in business since 1965 and is run entirely by volunteers. Among them is Edith Hyatt, the shop’s chairwoman, who has given 31,800 hours of service since she began volunteering in 1976. “We have fun working together. It’s like a family,” Hyatt said of volunteering. “We share moments of happiness, sadness when we lose one of our members.” La...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts heart healthy luncheon

Posted: 1/9/2017

Leading a heart-healthy life starts with a nutritious plate. Medical experts at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on cardiovascular disease focusing on prevention, detection and treatment during a Heart Healthy Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 40 people. Enjoy a complimentary, wholesome lunch while hearing from Vice President of Medical Affai...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 1/3/2017

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for January include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.   Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Medical Staff of Putnam Hospital Center spreads cheer to area charities

Posted: 1/3/2017

The holiday season brought some extra cheer to five Putnam County organizations helping the needy. The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $5,000 to five food pantries. Each recipient received $1,000 and included the Philipstown Food Pantry, Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Pantry, Gilead Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry and Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry. Representatives from the organizations visited Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to receive t...

Couple welcomes first baby born in Putnam County in 2017

Posted: 1/3/2017

Matt Simone was hoping, he said, for a New Year’s Day baby and the new dad got his wish. The Simones, of Poughquag, greeted 2017 with the birth of their first child, a girl. Sophia Rae Simone was the first baby born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center, making her debut at 10:49 a.m., and weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 19.25 inches long. “It’s exciting,” said mom, Amanda Simone. “It’s a good birthday to have.” The newborn came two days before her due date and the parents did not know whether the...

Medical Staff of Putnam Hospital Center spreads cheer to area charities

Posted: 12/28/2016

The holiday season brought some extra cheer to five Putnam County organizations helping the needy. The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $5,000 to five food pantries. Each recipient received $1,000 and included the Philipstown Food Pantry, Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Pantry, Gilead Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry and Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry. Representatives from the organizations visited Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to receive t...

Putnam Hospital Center holds American Red Cross blood drive

Posted: 12/15/2016

The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donors throughout the holiday season. Putnam Hospital Center is stepping in to help fill that gap by hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Michael T. Weber Conference Room 2, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. During December, there are often fewer blood donations because of the holidays, inclement weather, seasonal illnesses and school vacations, according to the American Red Cross. In the New York-Penn blood services region, the or...

Speech therapy comes to Putnam Hospital Center’s Jefferson Valley rehab facility

Posted: 12/7/2016

After relocating to Mahopac from the Bronx about a year ago, Alice Maniotis began experiencing cognitive and memory issues from what she called a traumatic move. Following a neurological evaluation, Manioitis, 82, started receiving speech therapy at the Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson Valley a month ago. The twice-per-week sessions, she said, have made a positive difference in her life. “Everyone notices the improvement,” Maniotis said. “The therapy is pleasant. We laugh, we jo...

Food Drive to help Hudson Valley families this holiday season

Posted: 11/28/2016

Five food pantries in four counties will feed families in need this holiday season thanks to donations from Health Quest employees. Many of the system's 5,400 employees located at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Health Quest Medical Practice and other healthcare sites in Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Orange counties gave generously from October through November. Food Drive beneficiaries included: In Dutchess County, Dutchess Outreach, which runs a food ...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 10/31/2016

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for November include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.   Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Putnam Hospital Center’s Moonlight Ball Honors Breast Center

Posted: 10/27/2016

At the Foundation for Putnam Hospital Center’s annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, one guest was so moved by the presentation that he donated an impromptu $100,000. Following a short video shown at the gala about the hospital Breast Center’s journey toward accreditation, Anthony Rutledge said he was inspired to support Putnam Hospital Center’s plan to expand the program. Rutledge, a former Carmel resident, shared a story about how his wife is a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Putnam Hospital Cen...

Physical therapists at Putnam Hospital Center earn doctoral degrees

Posted: 10/20/2016

By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by therapists who have doctoral degrees. “Vision 2020” was adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association, effectively changing the profession that once only required bachelor’s degrees to practice. The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department has worked hard to reach that vision with several of its therapists earning their doctor of physical therapy degree in recent years. While physical therapists coming out of school since 2015 are required to ...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for November

Posted: 10/19/2016

November classes are as follows: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course Friday, Nov. 4, 6-10 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost $50; $65 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers. Participants must have a current BLS certification to take this recertification course. The material is all new this year. A textbook is available (February 2016 AHA BLS) and AHA allows students to use their...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts robotic surgery seminar

Posted: 9/29/2016

In 2011, the da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system was introduced at Putnam Hospital Center, ushering in a minimally invasive option for major operations. Since then, hundreds of robotic surgeries have been performed at the hospital. The instrument has allowed surgeons to perform less invasive procedures with a greater level of precision. Four physicians with CareMount Medical Group and on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center will present “Updates on Robotic Surgery at Putnam Hospital Center,” ...

Putnam Hospital Center Sponsors Mammogram Event

Posted: 9/29/2016

Putnam Hospital Center and the Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley will host a breast cancer screening for eligible women from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 15. The community benefit screening includes a clinical breast exam and a mammogram and is open to uninsured women between the ages of 50 and 64. Screenings will take place at Putnam Hospital Center, Outpatient Radiology Department, 664 Stoneleigh Ave. Registration is required. Please call Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley at 85...

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